Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away.
In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple blankets, and adults in freshly printed commemorative T-shirts and Ray Lewis jerseys. Pep rallies are being planned, including one at Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge that will feature the Ravens cheerleading squad and marching band.
And what will Ravens die-hards eat but a $250 gold, purple and black cake?
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